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Athetis tenuis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
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Family:
Noctuidae
Genus:
Athetis
Species:
A. tenuis
Binomial name
Athetis tenuis
(Butler, 1886)
Synonyms
  • Radinogoes tenuis Butler, 1886

Athetis tenuis is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is known from all of Australia, including Norfolk Island as well as New Zealand.

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Dorsal view
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Ventral view

The wingspan is about 25 mm. Adults have speckled pale brown forewings, each with a black or white spot near the middle. The hindwings are mostly white with brown veins.

The larvae have been recorded feeding on the stems of young Gossypium species.

Taxonomy

Athetix tenuis was first described by Arthur Gardiner Butler in 1886 as Radinogoes tenuis from specimens collected at Peak Downs and Rockhampton in Queensland.

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